Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?
Though prevalent throughout the country, informal settlements in South Africa receive the least governmental support. Whether food provision, school funding, or day care center support, informal settlements are ignored. In day care centers, such lack of support means insufficient staff, inadequate space, and unqualified teachers. Compounded by the pervasive poverty and lack of education, day care centers have no chance of improving facilities or curricula, let alone student learning and childhood development.
Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!
As a comprehensive support system, Ubuntu Self Help Educare Resource Center helps struggling day care centers in informal settlements provide adequate care and education. Serving as government liaison, offering administrative services, and running a toy library, Ubuntu ensures centers have the funding, capacity, and resources to support early childhood development. In particular, Ubuntu's mobile toy library provides educational toys and curricular aids for children's cognitive, emotional, and physical development. By introducing children to engaging, interactive, and enjoyable methods of learning, Ubuntu helps children believe in and achieve their potential, so often blighted by government and society.